Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2013 (Revised October 2016)

Steward Health Care System

by Robert F. Higgins and Noah Fisher


Steward Health has raised private equity and has converted from not-for-profit to for-profit. The case describes its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and asks whether it should continue this experiment.

Keywords: accountable care organization; ACO; Medicare; Medicaid; medical services; Cerberus; Caritas; health care policy; health care industry; provider organizations; Health Care and Treatment; Health Industry; United States;


Higgins, Robert F., and Noah Fisher. "Steward Health Care System." Harvard Business School Case 814-029, October 2013. (Revised October 2016.)